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Bitesize Prediction: AFC Fylde vs Gateshead – 11/04/24

Tom Dunstan in Betting Tips and News 10 Apr 2024

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Competition: National League

Market: Both teams to score

Odds: 1/2 @ BetUS

Looking to take a giant step towards booking a play-off ticket, Gateshead will travel to Mill Farm on Thursday night when they meet AFC Fylde.

Starting with the hosts, although AFC Fylde might have eventually fallen to a lively 2-1 loss away at Ebbsfleet over the weekend, Chris Beech’s men have largely impressed since opening the New Year. Skyrocketing away from a looming relegation scrap and now sat firmly in the driving seat to extend on their National League status, the Coasters have lost just five of their previous 18 appearances – a run that stems all the way back to a 2-0 defeat against Rochdale on Boxing Day. Signing off March with an eye-catching 3-1 victory against play-off dreamers Oldham, the Wesham-based outfit have also suffered just a pair of National League defeats at Mill Farm since the middle of November. However, failing to register a single clean sheet over the past couple of months, AFC Fylde have also gained a reputation for their lively outcomes at both ends of the pitch. It should be highlighted, Thursday’s hosts have seen all of their last eight straight matchups finish with both teams finding the net.

As for their visitors, while their midweek showdown against Aldershot might have controversially been called off late on Tuesday night, Gateshead find the mood in their camp at a real high. Enjoying what has been a hugely impressive National League romp this season, the Tynesiders are sat firmly in the driving seat to secure a play-off ticket this year. Last seen booking their spot in the FA Trophy final as they secured a 2-1 victory at home against Macclesfield, interim boss Rob Elliot has seen his squad win all of their previous four appearances across all competitions. Signing off March with a stunning 7-1 win against Altrincham, Gateshead have also won six of their last seven outings. Opening Wednesday’s trip to Mill Farm holding a four-point buffer in the play-off chase, neutrals could be treated to a thrilling National League battle here. With the Tynesiders seeing four of their previous five matches finish with both teams finding the net, we are expecting a similar outcome in midweek.

Bet: Both teams to score at AFC Fylde vs Gateshead 1/2 for Thursday’s National League matchup @ BetUS

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Tom Dunstan


Formerly of The Independent, Tom has spent the past six years as one of our senior writers and betting experts. Alongside working with numerous publications from across the globe, Tom also graduated from the University of Falmouth in 2014 with a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Digital Media.
Spending almost the past decade working in countries such as Australia, New Zealand and Canada, he has also spent time featuring in sports radio. Tom can be followed on Instagram - @iamtomdunstan

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